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Towards promoting cyber-hygiene awareness among excluded and marginalised populations in Kenya developing a comprehensive cyber hygiene curriculum, and video features, animations, comic strips, video skits, factsheets, and posters.
In our civic duty as active and engaged citizens, KICTANet has deployed election observers to observe the tech component of our elections since 2013. The year 2022 is no different, and KICTANet will also observe the technology component of the elections nationwide from preparedness, the voting process, transmission, and post-election processes.
During Kenya IGF Week, KICTANet holds several events to celebrate the magic of the internet and discuss common issues on internet governance and digital rights
KICTANET POST : Latest news, events & opportunities
By Florence A. Ouma I tried to guess the odds of anyone reading this article identifying as a “vulnerable person.” You probably think you do not fit the definition of a vulnerable person right now. Let’s see if that changes when you finish reading this article. One...
By Nicodemus Nyakundi When we talk about PWDs, we usually refer to what we can see, such as physical disability, visual disability, and so on. However, there are invisible disabilities. Disabilities that are not so easy to detect and therefore are mostly overlooked...
By John Walubengo So last week, the Parliamentary Committee on ICT vowed to investigate mobile operators' practices that expire internet data bundles that subscribers have purchased. The fundamental argument is that once goods are purchased, they become the customer's...
By Josephine Miliza Nigeria has made progress in adopting and using mobile phones and the Internet. It has a growing telecommunication industry with a strong presence of major operators, middle-scale Internet Service Providers and established industry regulators....
By Nicodemus Nyakundi As a newcomer to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF 2022) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, I attended the newcomers' session, specifically for first-timers. In the session, we were introduced to the IGF's structure for connecting with stakeholders,...
Stakeholder engagement and participation were visible at the Kenya National School of Community Networks, bringing together various organisations supporting the community networks movement. 1. KICTANet has been supporting the movement in Africa through its Africa...
Why Communities of Practice are Essential. Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do, and learn how to do it better, as they regularly interact to promote the spread of best practices. Under the National...
By Nicodemus Nyakundi To use EdTech to produce inclusive, effective, and resilient learning, we must rethink accessibility. We must consider moving the EdTech ecosystem towards evidence-based, technology-enabled teaching and learning. There is no better place to...
By John Walubengo It has been three years since the Kenyan Data Protection Act was enacted in November 2019 and two years since the first Data Commissioner was appointed and sworn into the Office of the Data Protection Commission. A lot has taken place over this...
KICTANet is a multi-stakeholder Think Tank for ICT policy and regulation. The Think Tank is a catalyst for reform in the Information and Communication Technology sector. Its work is guided by four pillars of Policy Advocacy, Capacity Building, Research, and Stakeholder Engagement.
KICTANet’s mission is to promote an enabling environment in the ICT sector that is robust, open, accessible, and rights-based through multistakeholder approaches.
During the 2022 – 2024 strategic period, KICTANet has prioritised the promotion of effective multistakeholder participation; an enabling legal, policy and regulatory environment; building capacities and empowered communities; and institutional strengthening. KICTANet’s guiding philosophy encourages synergies in ICT policy-related activities and initiatives. As such, the network provides mechanisms and a framework for continuing cooperation, engagement and collaboration in ICT matters among industry, technical community, academia, media, development partners, civil society and government.
- Convening power. To strengthen and promote engagement, collaboration and relationships with relevant stakeholders (state, business and non-state actors).
- Promoting an enabling environment. To catalyse policy, legislative and regulatory reforms in the ICT sector.
- Building capacities and empowered communities. To build the capacity of the stakeholders across government, business society and civil society and the citizens.
- Institutional strengthening.
The report outlines the work undertaken in between 2007 and 2016 which is underpinned by crowd sourcing and community engagement
Click here to download the report
FACTS AND FIGURES
Achievement of the Network over the Years
Thought Leadership Forums
Conversations in KICTANET listserv
Active listers contributing often
Different conversation threads
Impressions on ICT policy discussions
KICTANet’s organisational strategy:
We facilitate stakeholder engagement through collaborative initiatives in face-to-face Town Hall meetings, and in the KICTANet?s interactive mailing list where multiple stakeholders engage regularly on ICT policy issues.